Thursday, May 27, 2010

Republicans Up Rhetoric on Eve of DADT Congress...

Republicans Up Rhetoric on Eve of DADT Congress...

GOP Gears up for fight;  Ups rhetoric on eve of Congressional DADT Repeal Vote 
Opponents of overturning the military’s “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy are cranking up their rhetoric and threatening roadblocks on multiple fronts, including what promises to be a fierce Senate floor fight, as the tide appears to be turning against them.

Elsewhere,  Americans for Truth About Homosexuality (AFTAH) director Peter LaBarbera is upping the ante with reports that gays in the military are 3x as likely to commit sexual assault as straights.  
Proponents of repealing the gays in the military policy appear poised to score a major victory today in the Senate Armed Services Committee, where they likely have the votes to attach repeal language to the defense authorization bill.  It is hoped that the  same language  will be adopted even as early as today on the House floor as part of that chamber’s consideration of the defense bill.
As repeal backers gain momentum,  the opposition is revving up its rhetoric:  
Senate Armed Services ranking member John McCain said Thursday that he would “without a doubt” support a filibuster if the bill goes to the floor with language that Sen. Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.) plans to offer as an amendment during today’s markup.

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